Violet Jean Revell, the daughter of Raymond Richard and Etta Mae (Wickliff) Buckley, was born April 23, 1933, in Newton. She graduated from the Colfax Senior High School with the Class of 1951. On Oct. 18, 1952, Jean was united in marriage with Joseph Dean Revell in Unionville, Mo. Jean worked for Winpower in Newton building generators. She was a member of the Metz Church. Jean loved her family and enjoyed many traveling adventures with Dean.
Jean died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at her home in Newton. She was 87 years old.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean on Aug. 25, 2018; a daughter in infancy; her seven sisters and four brothers. Those left to honor Jean’s memory include her sons, Joe (Denise) Revell and Jon (Tracy) Revell; her daughter, Carol (David) Laufer; her 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery in VanMeter. The family requests no memorials other than your prayers.
Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements.